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Tommy Matthews

Tommy Matthews

September 13, 1948     ~     May 14, 2015

Thomas Depp Matthews


Former Barren County Magistrate, Tommy Matthews, 66, died May 14, 2015 at TJ Samson Hospital in Glasgow, Kentucky.

Visitation will be held at Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home from Saturday, May 16th from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. , and on Sunday, from noon until the time of the service. The funeral service will be on May 17 at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Hiseville Cemetery.

Tommy was born September 13, 1948, in Barren County to B.F. and Bess Matthews.

He worked many years at Tyson Bearing/SKF Industries. During his 36 year career, Tommy worked in tool and dye, and served as the United Steelworkers of America Union President at SKF for 3 years. He also served the Barren County community as magistrate of District 4 for twenty-four years from 1990 to 2014.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Lynda Phillips Matthews; sons, Bo (Terri) Matthews of Glasgow, and Todd (Tonya) Matthews of Alvaton, Kentucky; two grandsons, Greg and Luke Matthews; two granddaughters, Haley and Aleya Matthews; one brother, Billy (Carolyn) Matthews of Glasgow; two sisters, Nancy Richardson of Glasgow, and Madonna (Mike) Young of Dry Fork; and one sister-in-law, Gail Matthews of Alvaton, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, John Matthews of Alvaton, and one brother-in-law, Sam Richardson of Glasgow.

In lieu of flowers, condolences may be made to the building fund of Hiseville Christian Church, where Tommy has been a life-long member.

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30 Entries for Tommy Matthews

  1. Joe Strader says:

    I have known Tommy all of my life. A lot has been said about Tommy, but I remember him most as a kid when I would visit. Unlike some of the older neighborhood boys, he treated me nice and I remember that. I am certain he will be missed.

  2. Jonathan and Meredith Myatt says:

    Bo…. We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. May God help heal your pain.

  3. Kim Railey says:

    Im so sorry Linda to hear of Tommy passing away. I love you Linda. Im very sorry Bo to hear about your dad.

  4. Stacey Hogue Wright famiky says:

    We are thinking of your family due to the loss of Mr. Matthews. We are praying that you all will have the comfort only God can provide.

  5. Vera Gosnell Allo says:

    Bo….I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.